Leander is a Provisional Psychologist who is currently completing a PhD in Clinical Psychology and has 1.5 years of clinical experience across a range of age groups and clinical presentations. Leander is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Leander is originally from Switzerland, and speaks fluent Swiss-German, German, and English.
Leander works with children, teenagers, and young adults across a range of settings and has experience assessing and working with anxiety (e.g., social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias), mood disorders (e.g., major depressive disorder), relationship and social concerns (e.g., romantic relationship issues, peer conflict, school stress, family issues), and emotional difficulties (e.g., emotional dysregulation, anger management, self-esteem). Leander also has a special interest in working with individuals who struggle with their sexual and/or gender identity (e.g., questioning sexuality/gender, coming out difficulties, gender dysphoria, etc).
Leander has a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach to create a therapy environment where clients can feel safe to explore and openly discuss their emotions and concerns. Leander uses multi-modal, client-tailored, and evidence-based therapy approaches, with a particular interest in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Leander is passionate about helping clients foster a sense of self-compassion, to increase self-awareness and to support clients in developing skills that will help them make positive changes in their lives.
Leander currently works with individuals between 12 and 21 years of age and is able to offer appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays.